kshemam kuru gopala - narayana theerthar

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VK RAMAN
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#1 kshemam kuru gopala - narayana theerthar

Post by VK RAMAN » 02 Mar 2011, 01:30

I like to have the lyrics for this. Thanks Ravi
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Post by rshankar » 02 Mar 2011, 01:38

Deleted duplicate post!
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#3 Re: kshemam kuru gopala - narayana theerthar

Post by rshankar » 02 Mar 2011, 01:39

VKR please change the title to kshEman kuru gOpAlA...
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Post by Lakshman » 02 Mar 2011, 02:08

kSEmam kuru gOpAla santatam. rAgA: darbar/mOhana.cApu tALA.

P: kSEmam kuru gOpAla santatam mama
A: kAmam tava padakamala bhramarI bhavatu shrIman mama mAnasam madhusUdana
C1: akSINa karuNAnidhE Ananda ghana prakSINa dOSa vAridhE
shikSitA suragaNa rakSita nijajana kukSisthitAnEka kOTi lOka pAlana
2: prahlAda bhaya vidUra parayOgi pAvana bhuvanAdhAra
mOha rahita bOdha mauni mAnasa hamsa sArasa jitavairi sanghAta mahOdAra
3: ajita vijayagOpAla ananta lIla ranjita pada kamala vijaya
dvArakApurI vimala kamalAlOla nija nArAyaNa tIrtha nirmalAnandabAla
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Post by VK RAMAN » 02 Mar 2011, 02:44

Thanks Lakshmanji
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#6 Re: kshemam kuru gopala - narayana theerthar

Post by VK RAMAN » 19 Mar 2011, 22:31

Here is my rendition. Thanks to Lakshmanji and rshankar.

http://www.acidplanet.com/components/em ... 308&T=5125
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#7 Re: kshemam kuru gopala - narayana theerthar

Post by HarishankarK » 30 Apr 2018, 08:41

Namastey

I would like to know the background of this tarangam from Sri Krishna Leela Tarangini's point of view.
I heard Smt Salem Gayatri Venkatesan's version of this song in Sangeethapriya and before the song she said briefly that the singer of the song is 'Rukmini' who sings this to an Unchavritti Brahman requesting him to protect her and take her to Dwaraka or something like that as her marriage time to Sisupala is fast approaching and she wants to be with Sri Krishna.

Can anyone please provide more background on this story? Like what happens after this song and why does she address this song to 'Gopala' if she is actually talking to the Unchavritti Brahmin??
I really liked the plot of the story but couldn't get it.

Any one can explain - would be much grateful.

Thanks,
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#8 Re: kshemam kuru gopala - narayana theerthar

Post by Sachi_R » 30 Apr 2018, 15:59

Sir,
This is the sahitya I see on the Net:
Kriti: क्षेमं कुरु
गोपाल

Raga: Mohanam
Tala:
Triputi
Pallavi (refrain):

क्षेमं कुरु गोपाल संततं मम
क्षेमं कुरु गोपाल||
Anupallavi

कामं तवपाद-कमल भ्रमरी भवतु
श्रीमन् मम मानसं मधुसूदन (क्षेमं….)
Charanam

अक्षीणकरुणानिधे आनन्दघन प्रक्षीण-दोषवारिधे
शिक्षितासुरगण रक्षितनिजजन
कुक्षिस्थितानेक-कोटि-लोक-पालन (क्षेमं….)
प्रह्लाद-भय-विदूर परमयोगि-पावन भुवनाधार
मोहरहित-बोध-मौनि-मानस-हंस
सारस जित-वैरि-संघात महोदार
(क्षेमं….)
अजित-विजय-गोपाल अनन्तलील रञ्जित-पदकमल
विजय-द्वारकापुरी-विमल कमला-लोल
निजनारायणतीर्थ निर्मलानन्द-बाल (क्षेमं….)

This is a direct prayer of a devotee to Krishna and has no reference to Rukmini kalyana or the circumstances of her proposed forced marriage to Shishupala.
In all probability, the specific context may have been cited in some writing covering the composer's Tarangini work.

There are many references in this song to show Krishna as the redeemer and protector of a devotee. The word Kshemam is defined through a series of positive and negative influences that Krishna can bring to a devotee's life.

PS:
Just now the electricity went plunging me into the fan-less sveltering heat of summer. But shortly after, heavy downpour started for my kshema.
(normally the moment it starts raining, the power goes, thanks to poor outdoor supply wiring. This was the other way round today 🙂)
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#9 Re: kshemam kuru gopala - narayana theerthar

Post by HarishankarK » 30 Apr 2018, 18:29

Thanks Sachi_R - I won't be confused by the story weaved by Salem GV
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